Opened in late 2011 and set high on a hill in northern Windhoek is the luxurious Galton House, named after the British explorer Sir Francis Galton who travelled extensively central and northern in Namibia from 1850 to 1852.
Tranquil Galton House is set on the edge of Windhoek and promotes a feeling of modernity. The foyer opens into a large open plan lounge & dining area with clean lines and architectural shapes. Facilities include on-site manager and staff, indoor and outdoor guest lounge, full bar service, 24hr security, secure parking, laundry service, boutique/safari shop and free Wi-Fi. The in-house restaurant serves tasty, freshly prepared meals 'al fresco' near the swimming pool.
Each room is individually decorated with impressive wildlife photography adorning the walls. Every room has an internet connection, air-conditioning, a safe, telephone, satellite television and a tea/coffee station on request.
The owners of Galton House have many years hospitality experience and this shines through in the exceptional attention to detail and service offered throughout the guest house. This extends to facilities for early arrivals and late departures with a complete bathroom and lounge available to those who require them.
While situated away from the main business district in a quite suburban setting, the city centre is only a 10 minute drive away and there are shops and restaurants within easy reach. Windhoek’s biggest private hospital is just down the road.
Galton produced the first maps of the Namibian interior seen in Europe. He landed at Walvis Bay and travelled inland via Otjimbingwe to the mission station at Gross Barmen from where he set off north into then unknown territory. On his travels he did important work on the strength of the hooked thorns found on Namibian trees. He found that most of them broke off when 4 to 5 pounds (2 to 2.5 kg) stain was put on them but some only broke at 24 pounds (12 kg). He travelled via the Omatako Mountains to the vicinity of Tsumeb and greatly admired Lake Oshikoto before visiting Etosha and Ovamboland.
A wide variety of horse riding options including:
Champagne Breakfast Rides
Rides by the hour & even multiple day outings
Katutura Guided Self Drive Tour: Explore the township area of Katutura on a bike tour.
Township Tour: Get to visit Windhoek's township from the comfort of your own vehicle - while accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.
Sunstar Diamonds Showroom: Visit a diamond & jewelry showroom - open 7 days a week by appointment.
Windhoek City Tour: A historical & cultural half day trip that explores central Windhoek.
Windhoek Township Tour: Learn about the pre-independence apartheid history of Windhoek.
Windhoek Day Trips & Activities.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Well situated. Best breakfast! Very friendly helpfull staff. Rooms comfortable and clean. Great place to stay
We overnighted here before our departure to Cape Town. Our room was comfortable and service very good. It fully met our needs.
Nice place. Friendly staff, especially the singing cook! Really good food, we cannot recommend the diner enought. A good way to start our Namibian trip.
A real suprise, management and staff were exceptional, breakfast was the best we had in Namibia - would go straight back here without considering anywhere else
EXCELLENT. Michael and his staff went out of their way for us. The guesthouse is very well appointed. We had dinner at the guesthouse. It was a wonderful place to end our holiday. All 4 couples loved this place.
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